PEOPLE IN BANGLADESH LIVE LONGER THAN IN INDIA
India quite lag behind Bangladesh in life expectancy. The latter boasts of a life expectancy of up to 73 years as opposed to 69 years in India.
INCOME INEQUALITY MORE IN INDIA THAN PAKISTAN
The HDI is an average measure and doesn’t factor in inequality. In 2010, a new measure was introduced, an inequality-adjusted HDI (IHDI), which takes into account the inequality in distribution of all three areas. So, if you have more poor people with hardly any access to education and healthcare, the index gets pulled down. While India’s HDI is 0.640, when you account for inequality, the HDI falls to 0.468, a loss of 26.8%. In comparison, Bangladesh has less inequality, but Pakistan is worse.
GIRLS ARE LIKELY TO SPEND MORE YEARS IN SCHOOL THAN BOYS
But there is still a long way to go as far as income is concerned
BY FAR, WOMEN ARE BETTER OFF IN INDIA
The gender inequality index (GII) reflects gender-based inequalities in three dimensions – reproductive health, empowerment, and economic activity. The GII can be interpreted as the loss in human development due to inequality between female and male achievements.